Information about Pollagharry

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Pollagharry
Irish Form of Name:
Poll a'gharraidh
Translation:
hole of the garden
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Pullagharry
Pollagharry
Poll a'gharraidh
Description:
A small lake near the North end of Gortbeg townland.
Situation:
It is situated in the townland Gortbeg. It is situated at the extreme N.E. end of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Cummer and Killererin Parishes in the East by the latter and on the South and West by Brackloon and Ballinastuckaun.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Poll or Poul, a hole in the ground or river or bog, an excavation, a cavern : sometimes made Pollach, like smolach, from Smol: see vol. ii. p. 5.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Pollagharry is in Gortbeg townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Pollagharry
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service